Originally Posted by cobalt327
There is a pretty strong spring inside that will tend to keep the two halves locked together, I believe they use a fixture/clamp tool to hold it together when dis- and re-assembling them. You might want to do a search for info on disassembling it if you haven't already- what you don't want is to be hit w/the spring or booster case as it comes apart.
Buying a new bracket will just be better and easier in my book. Brackets are about $20 on average so no big deal. I need to get one ordered today... have a cruise night on Friday. Would like to have brakes for it.